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12-15-2014 05:48 PM temperature test
so when I blew the cooling hose on the trany cooler, I took it out of the loop.
Hooked up the temp gauage again, corectly with a ground wire,
this time. Went for a cruse down by the river on the flat lands. No hills no work load.
In the mid 40's, gauge took 1/2 hour to read 160*. I can see why they like to
run through the radiator. Prety quick to 180*, hit 220 twice after long waits at signals.
Temp drops once you get moving, stuck around 170-180.
I wouldn't try this in summer. Going to install a new cooler/fan unit.
I'll test w/o fan first.
I've had the front off this car a few times. Every time I say what a PIA to change a trun signal.
Of course I didn't do anything about it, so the grill comes off tomorrow.

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12-14-2014 12:25 AM the beast is alive
this thing sure woke up
the 498 cam plus the high rise and a modern carb brought it to life.
One thing I noticed, when I turn off the radio
I can hear the gas gauge clicking toward empty.

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12-13-2014 12:54 PM moth balls
not what your thinking
got the 351 in cosmolene and visqueen- hows the spelling so far?
Speaking of anti rusting agents, the engine compartment and the front 1/2
of the under carriage wont rust this winter.
It's all been well coated with 3 1/2 quarts trany fluid, when a hose blew off.
Lucky I was a block from the house.

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12-08-2014 05:57 PM the ox cart
the 351's been out in the driveway for over a week
built a cart out of junk
when it gets back from sand blast and chrome I can move the engine and
work on the hot rod, who's fell ill.

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11-24-2014 12:44 AM half way there
Rolled her out today, got 110 mi., 90 mi. till re-torque.
That carb's sweet, turn the key and she goes, even when hot.
Now there wasn't anything wrong with the 4100, But the vents are right on top the bowls
and they weep and collect dirt. Looks like the whole tops leaking. If I run it again I'll put in nipples and vent hoses. Those portholes on the float bowls are right on. And adjusting from out side
is easy. Never had a Holley style carb before, supposedly the power valve BS is fixed and you can
pull the top off in one piece. We'll see how the vacuum secondary s work out.
Forgot the shifter and new seat- ratchet shifters rule- buckets with
lumbar air bags rule.

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